Anyone using ultegra 6800 yet?
Think I might be able to get cyclescheme voucher and tempted to use it on a new groupset for the road bike. Was planning on 6700 but the new stuff is similar price with merlin. Although would need some new wheels too…. Alternative is 6800 chainset (because it looks much nicer than 6700!) and the rest 6700 kit. I do need to check the compatibility of that although heard 11 speed will work with 10 speed crankset.Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Haven’t yet ridden 6800, but have had a quick play with a bike at work fitted with it. Shifters definitely feel more positive, with a more definite click than a 6700 setup. The Brakes look ace too!
Though in the real world, I’m not sure it will offer any significant performance to be fair just having an extra gear ratio but hey ho…Posted 4 years agomboySubscriber
Any more input yet?
Probably going to be building up a new road bike in the next few weeks, currently deciding whether to stick with tried and tested (and going cheap) 6700 Ultegra, go for the new 6800, or even go a bit leftfield and plump for a Campag Athena setup.Posted 4 years agopaulaustinMember
I’ve had 6800 on my bike for about a month now and I’m loving it. I’ve moved up from a 105/tiagra mix so it’s a massive jump but everything is better.
the main differences for me are the shifters are much nicer, and the amount you have to shift the left lever has reduced dramatically. The brakes are miles better as well, especially in the wet.
i thought 11 gears would be a gimmick to be honest but it reduces the amount of jumps in teeth between shifts so shifting is much smoother.
all in all highly recommended.Posted 4 years ago
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